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Government welcomes post-pandemic employment initiative

Employability Voices ASK SETH

Support for jobseekers has been taken to a new level with the launch of the first online platform that connects them directly with local support to help them find work.

Called ASK SETH www.askseth.org, which stands for Skills, Employment, Training and Help, it is the only free, single source, digital

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CICV Forum welcomes new Construction Leadership Forum Chair and pledges to continue on path of collaboration and co-operation

CICV Forum – Ivan McKee

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has pledged its ongoing commitment to the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) and has warmly welcomed its new Chair, Scottish Government Minister Ivan McKee.

The unique collaboration of trade associations, professional bodies, companies and individuals is now a key contributor to the CLF,

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Scott Logic awarded contract to develop the Scottish Government’s digital identity platform

Software consultancy Scott Logic has been awarded a new contract to act as implementation and development partner on the Scottish Government‘s digital identity programme.

The digital identity programme is part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy actions to build a suite of common platforms to be adopted across the public sector, transforming government. The commitment

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TIME TO DO WHAT THE EMPLOYABILITY INDUSTRY DOES BEST: RECRUIT

Thousands of roles available in the ‘hidden’ employability industry as the sector prepares for the busiest time in its history

Employability Day on 30 April 2021, was the UK’s largest celebration for organisations supporting often disadvantaged people to gain, sustain and progress in work. Led by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), it’s an annual

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How to Maximise the Advantages of Hybrid IT

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Recent research in the U.K. public sector shows a combination of cloud and local infrastructure will continue to be used over the course of this year, with up to 53% of services confirming they use hybrid infrastructure. In essence, hybrid IT is the integration of on-premises IT services

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Investing in Nature: An Emerging Institutional Asset Class

The Green Purposes Company, in partnership with Finance Earth, has today published a ground-breaking report on the urgent need to accelerate and scale up investment in nature. This report is published at a critical time: we are facing an environmental crisis with global wildlife populations plummeting and the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt

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First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

Responding to Boris Johnson’s announcement that a UK wide Covid inquiry will take place in Spring 2022, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said,

“One of the first acts of this Labour Welsh Government should

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: Cyber security concerns drive digital transformation in UK public sector

Digital transformation pushed to the top of the priority list for central Government

An estimated 60% of UK central government departments have an IT modernisation strategy in place and even more want to upgrade legacy systems due to security vulnerabilities, according to a new study from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

The recent research

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Readers’ reactions to the Queen’s Speech

Irwin Mitchell: An extremely brief Queens Speech – but does it tell us anything new for planning/environment?

Stuart Tym, Senior Associate in the Planning Team points out to GPSJ the inconsistencies in what was announced today

Baroness Jones spoke to the BBC prior to the Speech with particular concern about the relaxation of planning laws

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Prime Minister invited COP President to update Cabinet on climate change today

The Prime Minister opened Cabinet by thanking those involved in sending an aid support package, which included a number of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, to India to assist their work in tackling coronavirus. The first shipment arrived in the country today.

The Prime Minister said he was proud the UK has been able to help

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Transformative £452m Borderlands deal to unlock area’s economic potential

A £452m deal to unlock the economic potential of the Borderlands area has been formally signed by the UK and Scottish governments and local authority partners.

Ministers of the two governments and representatives of the five councils of the Borderlands Partnership signed the transformative Inclusive Growth Deal at a virtual ceremony.

The deal will reach

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THE TWELVE NEW PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE FOR PUBLIC BODY NEDS

Mark Florman, chairman and CEO of Time Partners

Some years ago, I did some work on the difference in the duties and responsibilities of directors of private companies and directors of public bodies. I noticed that I was one of very few people who had taken an active role in serving on both. Following

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Can a social value dividend help the public purse invest for a better future?

The new model for government procurement promises to help the nation ‘build back better’, but delivering on its full potential will require a shift in mindset from service buyers and procurement teams.

Whether it’s opting for a green energy tariff or making sure the fish we buy is from sustainable sources, consumers increasingly

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30M INVESTMENT TO PROVIDE CHANGING PLACES TOILETS

More than 250,000 disabled people in the country will benefit from greater access to life-enhancing Changing Places toilets, as the Government announces a new £30m fund to increase the number of facilities across England.

Announced today by Regional Growth Minister Luke Hall, the move follows changes to statutory guidance that came into effect from January

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